Barrel of the Bottoms is an eclectic and professional space for artists looking to master their craft in the radio, film, and comedy scenes. We believe that talented individuals in Kansas City need a home to network and a platform to promote content.
Have an idea for a podcast? Need to record sound clips for your acting portfolio? Our soundproofed recording studio is ready to broadcast high-fidelity content for your listening pleasure. Studio time can be rented by the hour, but our membership offers unlimited access to our facilities and showcases your work through the growing Barrel network. We now offer trial memberships, so contact us to book your first recording completely free!
Barrel of the Bottoms hosts monthly comedy showcases, open mics, and other events to bring Kansas City's burgeoning talent under one roof. If you're a stand up comic, musician, or poet, we wants to give you a platform to succeed within your creative community whilst building a new network in the process. Each month, we choose one member for our community spotlight to show off their recent accomplishments and promote any upcoming shows or content they want to share.
Our office space in the historic Hobbs Building of the West Bottoms provides the comfort and high-speed internet access that great ideas can thrive in. Whether you need a distraction-free writing zone or somewhere to brainstorm with your fellow content creators, we want to incubate the diverse creativity that the city has to offer. We host weekly writing workshops for those wanting to fine-tune stand up jokes, sketches, and scripts. Complimentary coffee, water, and beer is provided to all members!
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The holidays are here and Barrel of the Bottoms is celebrating with another ridiculous show name. Our headliner, Kenny DeForest is a New York City-based comic best known as a producer and co-host of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory”, widely considered to be one of the best independently run comedy shows in the country, and is a regular presence on the New York City comedy scene at large.
He has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO's "Crashing", and TruTV's "Friends of the People." In 2017, he recorded his debut stand-up album "B.A.D. Dreams" with Comedy Dynamics, and in 2015 he was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch." In 2018, he was invited to perform in the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal as a “new face.”
● Late Night With Seth Meyers (Performer)
● Comedy Central Comics to Watch (Performer)
● Riot Fest LA “New Faces” (Performer)
● High Plains Fest (Performer)
● Comedy at the Knitting Factory (Co-host/producer)
● HBO’s “Crashing”
● Tru TV’s “Friend’s of the People” (Actor)
● FILA “Mindblower” ad series (Actor)
● Season 1 of MTV’s “Bugging Out” (Writer)